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  • Leadership From A Master Pt. 1

    There are times in everyone’s life when something constructive is born out of adversity. There are times when things seem so bad that you’ve got to grab your fate by the shoulders and shake it. Leadership lessons by Lee Iacocca

    One does a lifetime of leadership teach you – everything. I’ve just went through Iacoccoa: An Autobiography, by Lee Iacocca and William Novak, which offers some of Iacocca’s most prescient observations about life and business, which should be applied to both. Iacocca – a corporate icon, can teach Upstart: Business and Management for 20-40 Year Old Professionals members much about leading in a crisis. This is part 1 of his principles and leadership leanings.

    1.      There are times in everyone’s life when something constructive is born out of adversity. There are times when things seem so bad that you’ve got to grab your fate by the shoulders and shake it.

    2.      In times of great adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.

    3.      The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business-or almost anywhere else, for that matter….If you want to make good use of your time, you’ve got to know what’s most important and then give all you’ve got.

    4.      Learning the skills of salesmanship takes time and effort. You have to practice them over and over again until they become second nature. Not all young people understand that. They look at a successful businessman and they don’t stop to think about all the mistakes he might have made when he was younger. Mistakes are a part of life; you can’t avoid them. All you can hope is that they won’t be too expensive and that you don’t make the same mistakes twice.

    5.      I used to give the dealers a few tips myself. I would explain that they had to “qualify” a buyer, to ask the right questions that might lead to a sale. Good luck.

    Calvin Wilson Founder and CEO

    Upstart: Business and Management for 20-40 Year Old Professionals

    calvin.wilson1@verizon.net

    http://twitter.com/Upstart__Nation

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